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Statistics Show These High Heels Will Get You A Pay Raise

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The usual reason shoe sellers want women to wear high heels is for the sexy, long-legged look. But Deichmann Graceland, a German shoe brand has come up with a new incentive: To make women tall enough to qualify for a promotion at work.

The ads show a closeup of the heels, with headlines such as”Men over 180 cm earn 10% more money” and “80% of top managers are over 180 cm tall.”


One hundred and eighty centimeters is a little more than 5 feet 10 inches. The height of an average German woman is about 165 centimeters, so she would need an almost six-inch heel to reach eye-level with those top managers. American women are a couple of inches shorter (and thus will never get promoted at German companies, the logic runs, unless they are wearing an impossible 7 inch heel).

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Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/statistics-show-these-high-heels-will-get-you-a-pay-raise-2011-12#ixzz1fiHqs9tf

Posted by on December 5, 2011. Filed under Economics. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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